Matching is a very important pre math skill. Here is more on how matching and sorting can form the basis of future Maths understanding in your child, Today on day 6 of our activity series, I will take you through a simple fun matching activity. Usually toddlers start showing cues for matching at around 1 year or so. They would want to put the right lid on jars if there are multiple jars lying around. You can take this cue forward and gradually present more challenging matching activities. After matching is mastered, you can go on for sorting!
AGE GROUP – 1 year onwards
TIME REQUIRED FOR ACTIVITY PREPARATION – 15-30 Minutes depending on whether you are laminating at home or not
HOW & WHAT TO DO
CAN SOME MATERIALS BE REPLACED?
If you do not want to laminate the printables, you can paste them on cardboard and still use it for the activities. But I prefer lamination because it makes the stuff durable, more so because I will be using them in multiple activities and would want to preserve them for next year Christmas as well.
HOW TO TWEAK FOR OLDER KIDS
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